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belt city. fort wayne -- we are equidistance between indianapolis and detroit. as a rust belt city in 200, we were challenged with a recession -- in 2000, so one of the initiatives we started as an end result of convening small business owners is the initiative of what if we could say that ford wayne had the very best broadband assets of any city in the country? how would that improved services? it watered and inspired -- the phrase d insprieired started it. and that particular period, 2000, the crime issue was important. economic issues did not have quite the impact because the recession was just starting. we convened a broadband summit. we found away to put out a request for proposals or round of wireless broadband to help our public safety professionals and be able to do more patrolling and less paperwork. early on, this is commonplace now, we were able to connect an entrepreneur that bid on that contract to make available stations for that network. at that time, the infrastructure was not as well developed. that led us to the over the course of seven years, reduce our violent c
to ktla, and they were able to put our graphic on the air, and that would go to indianapolis, in indianapolis with then send it out, and it would go out on satellite -- and indianapolis would then send that out. we still do not have any microwave capabilities. our receivers are down. so we are relying on a satellite truck. i am real proud of the product we are putting out. is it jazzy like the rest of the guys? no, but the heart is there, and we are telling the story of new orleans coming back. >> sandy, you have an emergency plan, but it is one thing to talk about it. >> it is, and they sort of sit on the shelf for a year, and one thing that we learned is that you have to revisit it, and there are things that come into play that you do not think about. you do not think about, what am i going to do what my staff has nowhere to go home to prove those are the things -- nowhere to go home to? these are the things. but we have a plan in place. it is one thing to say on paper that we are going to hunker down in new orleans, but it was something very different. we ended up, half of
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